Breaking news in New Orleans: @threekola Mirotic tells me he’s inking an official deal with Gillette
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 26, 2018
Since shaving his signature beard a few weeks ago, Mirotic is averaging 22.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest and New Orleans has gone 9-0!
It was Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry who seemed to get the ball rolling with Gillette. After Mirotic dropped 30 in Game 3 against the Blazers, Gentry told reporters: “Gillette should take all the credit. And I’m giving them a plug so Niko maybe got a sponsorship out of this.”
New Orleans will face the Warriors in the second round of the playoffs – and Mirotic will remain WITHOUT his beard.
Game 1 is Saturday at 10:30pm ET.